The Practice does most additional services by appointments to allow maximum flexibility of attendance times by the patient. Some services where more than 1 Health Professional is being seen are run as Clinics i.e., Child Health and Ante Natal.

Want to Stop Smoking

If you are a smoker and would like help with stopping smoking please ask at the Reception Desk for more details.

If you would like group or one to one support with stopping smoking this can be
arranged locally. Please speak to the Doctor/Practice Nurse.

You can also enroll in the Lloyds Pharmacy scheme where a trained advisor can offer advice and support.

You can also click here for a leaflet.

DIABETES

Diabetes is an important cause of preventable disability and illness. All patients with diabetes should be seen at least twice per year, whether at the surgery or at the hospital. We have a regular Diabetic review Clinic with input from the GP, the Practice Nurse, Podiatry and Dietitian.

OTHER CLINICS

Regular annual check-ups are available with the nurse on a range of diseases to include:

VACCINATIONS
Travel

If you are going abroad, make sure your routine immunisations are up to date. You may also need extra immunisations.

Please complete our 'Travel Health Questionnaire', and return at least eight weeks before you travel.  These forms are available from the reception desk or our website.

You can also visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk for further information
Routine Vaccinations

By appointment with our Nurse.

Flu and Pneumovac

Clinics are run from October to February. Ask at Reception for further information about any of our vaccination programmes.

Ear Syringing

It is advisable to use oil in the ears twice a day for at least 7 days prior to your appointment. This can be purchased over the counter at the chemist. DO NOT use oil if you have had any previous ear perforations or ear surgery. In this instance make an appointment to see the nurse first.

Cervical Cytology

Cervical screening is routinely offered every three years to women aged between 25 and 49 and every five years to women aged between 50 and 64. Women on non-routine screening (where screening results have shown changes that require further investigation/follow up) will be invited up to the age of 70.

The test is designed to pick up changes to the cells in your cervix (the neck of the womb) so that they can be easily monitored or treated. Without treatment, in some cases, the changes could develop into cervical cancer. By treating changes early, many cervical cancers can be stopped before they even start.

Regular screening prevents 8 out of 10 cancers from developing so it’s important to go for a cervical screening test every time you are invited.

CONTRACEPTIVE SERVICES

Contraceptive advice is provided by all the doctors, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and by our Practice Nurse. Please contact the reception desk for more information on arranging appointments for Coils and Implanons.

WART CLINICS

Warts and verrucas can be treated by freezing. It is undertaken by the doctors. Liquid nitrogen is only available on Wednesdays when wart Clinic appointments can be booked. An initial assessment by the Doctor is necessary.

PERIODIC REVIEWS

Patients Not Seen Within 3 Years
If a patient between the ages of 16-74 has not been seen for three years then they can make an appointment for a review consultation (this does not necessarily need to be with a GP). These appointments are available on request.

Patients Aged 75 And Over
Elderly patients who have not been seen for over a year can request a consultation for a '75 and over' review appointment. If the patient is unable to attend the surgery then a member of the clinical team will visit at home.

Enhanced Services
(Further Details Available On Request)

The practice also performs the following services as agreed with NHS Ayrshire and Arran: